1. dfb8085's Avatar
    Whats up with all this google stuff coming on board to the ios devices. Everyday it seems another service is being announced. If I wanted a android device I would buy one. On the other hand I guess its good somebody is putting out service that will work on iOS if Apple isn't going to do it. I tried this latest google hangout which is part of google + and it took me all of about 5 minutes to dump that crap off my iPhone
    05-16-2013 06:59 PM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    I agree with you, but the best part is if I don't want it, I don't have to download it.
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    05-16-2013 07:03 PM
  3. Richard Devine's Avatar
    Google is a software company, not Android. Android is just one of their many software projects like Chrome, like Google Drive, Google+ etc

    Having Google provide services for iOS is nothing but positive. You don't have to use them, but they're there for those of us that do.
    05-16-2013 07:21 PM
  4. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I know what u mean.. It just seem like now a days they wanna link all smart phones together to share everything.. Now it's just taking out the uniqueness of different platforms and phones.. Soon their not gonna be any originality anymore
    05-16-2013 07:24 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Having Google provide services for iOS is nothing but positive.
    Positive for Google... they get more places from which they can mine data and display targeted advertising to... Google is first and foremost an advertising company.
    Dryland and Just_Me_D like this.
    05-16-2013 07:30 PM
  6. Richard Devine's Avatar
    Positive for Google... they get more places from which they can mine data and display targeted advertising to... Google is first and foremost an advertising company.
    And they provide most of their services to average consumers free of charge. I'd rather see targeted ads about stuff I might want to buy than for gentlemen vegetable enlargement pills.

    A lot of people forget that they give you a lot for no outlay. If you don't want to use their services, then don't. What I'm saying is don't bash the fact that we can use their stuff on iOS. If it was like Windows Phone over here I'd struggle to get through the day using an iPhone. But that's me. I like having that option.
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    05-16-2013 07:37 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    More power to you if you're willing to be sold by Google... in some ways, they're like the drug dealer that gives it to you until you're hooked, and once they have killed off all the other dealers, they start finding ways to make you pay... Except Google isn't to the point of starting to charge for what they've been giving away... Yet...
    05-16-2013 07:47 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    And they provide most of their services to average consumers free of charge. I'd rather see targeted ads about stuff I might want to buy than for gentlemen vegetable enlargement pills.

    A lot of people forget that they give you a lot for no outlay. If you don't want to use their services, then don't. What I'm saying is don't bash the fact that we can use their stuff on iOS. If it was like Windows Phone over here I'd struggle to get through the day using an iPhone. But that's me. I like having that option.
    muahahaha...we have another proponent of the "free" Google software. I love it! Nothing you get from Google is free in the common, english dictionary defined way the word exists. Also, i don't see where kch50428 "bashed" the fact the stuff could be used on iOS, i saw him make the very relevant and factual statement about what Google is.

    All that said, to the OP...nobody is forcing you to use anything on the phone, including Google's offerings. Nothing about a set of apps on the app store is turning the iPhone into an Android device, they are just there for those people who feel they need the stuff. Personally, the only thing i use out of all of Google's app offerings is the Gmail app, and my guess is the next iOS major upgrade will render this unneeded as well with new features on the native Mail app.

    Real simple here...don't want it? Don't use it. A handful of Google apps does not an Android device make.
    05-16-2013 08:23 PM
  9. dfb8085's Avatar
    i do use the gmail web based email service and calendar but thats all. If I hadn't been using it long before I ever got a smartphone I probably would just be using iCloud. Anyway the email and calendar do sync well to the phone. When I had a android device I found myself constantly trying to make it do something or stop it from doing something like running my battery down for apps in the background. Anyway after about the first 2 weeks and all the new wore off it I went back to the iPhone. Don't get me wrong I love android but I just want to use the phone and do what i need and get off. I am not one that always has to be fooling with or trying something new. I may try the blackberry later after we see where they go with their new lineup .
    05-16-2013 08:51 PM
  10. cornettbr's Avatar
    Yeah if google started charging it'd probably turn into apples Mac OS or iPhones iOS. Haha
    Racer X likes this.
    05-16-2013 08:53 PM
  11. ELavar's Avatar
    Whats up with all this google stuff coming on board to the ios devices. Everyday it seems another service is being announced. If I wanted a android device I would buy one. On the other hand I guess its good somebody is putting out service that will work on iOS if Apple isn't going to do it. I tried this latest google hangout which is part of google + and it took me all of about 5 minutes to dump that crap off my iPhone
    You know, I'm really happy about this. We have the best of both worlds and I really enjoy Google's software. We have a much better arrangement than what android has.
    05-16-2013 08:57 PM
  12. ELavar's Avatar
    muahahaha...we have another proponent of the "free" Google software. I love it! Nothing you get from Google is free in the common, english dictionary defined way the word exists. Also, i don't see where kch50428 "bashed" the fact the stuff could be used on iOS, i saw him make the very relevant and factual statement about what Google is.

    All that said, to the OP...nobody is forcing you to use anything on the phone, including Google's offerings. Nothing about a set of apps on the app store is turning the iPhone into an Android device, they are just there for those people who feel they need the stuff. Personally, the only thing i use out of all of Google's app offerings is the Gmail app, and my guess is the next iOS major upgrade will render this unneeded as well with new features on the native Mail app.

    Real simple here...don't want it? Don't use it. A handful of Google apps does not an Android device make.
    You know, maybe it's because I'm new to iPhone, but I really like the native mailbox app. I don't quite understand why many people dislike it.
    05-16-2013 09:00 PM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You know, maybe it's because I'm new to iPhone, but I really like the native mailbox app. I don't quite understand why many people dislike it.
    You're not alone. I'm a long time iOS user with gmail, iCloud and a work Exchange account, and I like the native Mail app just fine.
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    05-16-2013 09:30 PM
  14. dfb8085's Avatar
    You know, maybe it's because I'm new to iPhone, but I really like the native mailbox app. I don't quite understand why many people dislike it.
    I like it fine too. easy enough to use for me. Only thing I wid=sh you could to in it is attached a file. Heck as far as that part goes I wish we have a good file manager on the iphone and thats all I need
    05-16-2013 09:43 PM
  15. BLiNK's Avatar
    it's good to have the option finally

    afterall, is that not what Apple users wanted.. for years??!
    05-16-2013 09:57 PM
  16. fightcrazy's Avatar
    Without Google services Smartphones would be dumb as hell.
    Just My Opinion
    Vinny
    05-17-2013 01:37 AM
  17. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I really don't use many Google services anymore. I have a Gmail, I have Google+ that I rarely check and on my laptop I have Google Chrome but I may switch browsers again. Other than that I use Google for search because it has the most relevant search choices. I even went to bingiton.com and the only time bing beat out google was when it gave me crackberry.com in a search for Z10 reviews.

    I don't use the services so I don't download them. But as Rene has said many time, the iPhone is a great Google phone.


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
    05-17-2013 02:27 AM
  18. natasftw's Avatar
    muahahaha...we have another proponent of the "free" Google software. I love it! Nothing you get from Google is free in the common, english dictionary defined way the word exists. Also, i don't see where kch50428 "bashed" the fact the stuff could be used on iOS, i saw him make the very relevant and factual statement about what Google is.

    All that said, to the OP...nobody is forcing you to use anything on the phone, including Google's offerings. Nothing about a set of apps on the app store is turning the iPhone into an Android device, they are just there for those people who feel they need the stuff. Personally, the only thing i use out of all of Google's app offerings is the Gmail app, and my guess is the next iOS major upgrade will render this unneeded as well with new features on the native Mail app.

    Real simple here...don't want it? Don't use it. A handful of Google apps does not an Android device make.
    Context matters. He didn't say Keith bashed. He was defending his original remark, which was directed to the OP.
    05-17-2013 02:39 AM
  19. gordol's Avatar
    Whats up with all this google stuff coming on board to the ios devices. Everyday it seems another service is being announced. If I wanted a android device I would buy one. On the other hand I guess its good somebody is putting out service that will work on iOS if Apple isn't going to do it. I tried this latest google hangout which is part of google + and it took me all of about 5 minutes to dump that crap off my iPhone
    Google makes software and provides services. These are optional items on iOS devices. So, if you don't want to use anything from Google, don't. It is that simple.
    Just_Me_D, Racer X and Fausty82 like this.
    05-17-2013 07:49 AM
  20. wolfedude88's Avatar
    Yeah there really is no reason to even question this. This is a positive and it's clear cut that way.

    I could understand if it was being forced on you but there not so there is no reason to not want the option.

    Many people want google services on their iPhone, some love iOS but still like software from google. It is really simple.

    Like others have said if it is something you don't like then don't download it.

    I am happy there is an option.
    redbeard likes this.
    05-17-2013 08:29 AM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You know, maybe it's because I'm new to iPhone, but I really like the native mailbox app. I don't quite understand why many people dislike it.
    I actually really like the native Mail app too in many ways, but when it comes to gmail, and the accounts i use on there...the app works better organizationally for me.

    Context matters. He didn't say Keith bashed. He was defending his original remark, which was directed to the OP.
    Perhaps it was the direct quote towards the comment and then the response i retorted too...i took it as a comment towards Keith, but either way, the point of the overall post was clear.
    05-17-2013 09:14 AM
  22. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I have never found any problems with the Native mail app and use gmail set up as IMAP and have never had any issues at all.
    05-17-2013 09:24 AM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You know, maybe it's because I'm new to iPhone, but I really like the native mailbox app. I don't quite understand why many people dislike it.
    Personally, the native mail app is more than sufficient for my emailing needs without a doubt, and I have 5 email accounts. However, for many others, the native mail app isn't sufficient for them and that's okay. Thank GOD for choices......for the past few weeks, I have been using both the Mailbox app and the Yahoo mail app and both are worthy of use, but I know I'm going to delete those apps and re-configure both Yahoo and Gmail with the native mail app soon.
    05-17-2013 09:46 AM
  24. abazigal's Avatar
    It makes sense when you understand how Google makes its profits.

    When you use search in a non-chrome browser, Google has to pay a portion of the ad revenue to that company. So when you use google search via your iphone's safari browser, Google has to pay Apple money, and it is not a small amount.

    Apple believed to rake in over $1 billion yearly from Google search referrals
    Google Could Pay Apple $1 Billion Next Year To Remain Default Search Engine On iOS, Report Says | TechCrunch

    That's why Google released chrome for the desktop and IOS - when you use google's services via their own browser, they don't have to pay a cent to anyone (since they are effectively paying their referral fees to themselves). It's purely profit-driven.

    However, IOS has limitations which make it difficult to stick with an alternate browser, especially when it is not the default browser. Links in mail open in Safari, not chrome, for instance.

    So to convince IOS users to stick to the "Google ecosystem", Google has to develop their own suite of self-contained apps that aim to replicate and replace Apple's own default apps. I believe the whole idea is simply to convince people to use their services more, so they earn more revenue, or at least pay less to Apple. :P
    05-17-2013 10:06 AM
  25. EauRouge's Avatar
    its good to have it there. you can CHOOSE to use it. dont want it? dont use it
    05-17-2013 12:26 PM
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